Now in this tutorial we're going to cover the basics of the fade or fade launch.
So a fade essentially is where the kite in this resting position, soit's gone into that pancake landing like we learned in the up and over, and what'sgoing to happen is the kite is gonna launch up like this and then drop backonto its back like this, and should stay under tension and travelwith me.
So the actual inputs for the fade launch that work best for me sofar, is essentially kind of like rolling the dough, so it's gonna kind of go likethis a little bit, and the idea is that we're gonna add power until the kite islifted up off the ground, and right as the tail is reaching its uprightposition we're actually gonna slack out just a tiny bit so that it will droponto its back and then regain tension.
So once more it's going to look kind oflike, draw, give, and then you're going to see me catch high and hold my handstogether like this while I back up.
That's the basics of a fade.
We'll repeat that a couple more times, give you some different angles here.
Now one thing when you do the fade, it is very important to have that spine straight.
If it is crooked when the kite jumps, the kite will of course jump crookedly.
So once more we're going to roll the dough, and then catch it high, andmaintain a steady line tension once it's actually rolled over, here we go.
And the way I'm doing that is once the kite is semi-locked into that fade, withboth hands very close and very even, I'm just giving probably a five-inch little pull.
It's it's almost not even a tug, it's really just a draw toward you.
So oncemore, we'll roll the dough, let it out, catch it high, maintaining tension andthen you'll see me do a little down pull just to bring it right to me.
Just like that.
Now some of the others, if for example you see this happen, it won't quite make itokay, so what that probably meant is that the kite has been pulled too much.
So tobe quite clear, if you, I talked about rolling the dough, if you do adraw back, not only are you lifting the kite uplike you want, but once it's in that position you're still adding power whichmakes it want to fly down, right? So the idea again is to draw until the kite ishere, slack it out so it will lay onto it's back, and then connect and take itfor the fade.
Now if you don't give it enough of an impact, obviously justkind of goes like that, so the idea once more is that you have enough of animpact when rolling the dough that the tail will rise up, fall away from you,and then you can go ahead and catch that tension.
So here we go.
Now with that fade you can also do it directly out of the pancake landing orpancake in midair.
That's gonna look a little bit like this.
So we push, roll the dough, and then tug it in.
Now you don't necessarily have to do that catch out of the fade, you canactually sustain that fade for quite a distance.
And there's one more thing thatI want to show you in the fade as well, is that once I'm locked into that float right,and we're drawing it down, if I have my hands low as I walk through the room mybody is creating turbulence and so the kite when it's when it's back, willactually be less stable.
So as you get the fade really locked in, if you canraise your hands, keeping them together, and get the kite at least level with yourhead or in that range, you'll actually notice the kite will start to float much more easily.
Now I'm gonna take a long one on this so you really see it, so here we go.
And so once more, you saw, you can actually get quite a bit of altitude, and in one ofthe later tutorials we'll show you how to actually draw it directly overyour head while its in that fade and flip it back to continue flight, but for nowthat's your introduction to the fade, we'll see you in the next one.